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Benefits of Yoga for Children 

The benefits of yoga are far-reaching, from physical to mental and emotional.  You may send the list below to parents, colleagues or administration when you are asking or intending to bring yoga to children. Paired with some of the current research the list below highlights the basic benefits of yoga with children. While these benefits make a tidy list—and the research supports the ways that these benefits do in fact often emerge—each child is unique and it is always best to meet children where they are

In the midst of institutional pressure for standardization, the heart of yoga celebrates diversity, variation, student-centered practice, and our breath as the place of intersection.

Research Shows the Benefits of Yoga for Children Include:

  • Releases stress, tension, and anxiety
  • Invites physical, mental and emotional balance
  • Diminishes hyperactivity, impulsivity, and attention issues
  • Improves concentration, test taking, and school performance
  • Teaches cooperation, social skills, and respect
  • Improves physical coordination
  • Refines fine and gross motor movement
  • Helps children tap into creativity and imagination
  • Enhances self-awareness
  • Encourages midline crossing motions
  • Improves posture and alignment
  • Relieves tension and stress
  • Balances energy (high or low)
  • Develops discipline
  • Heightens body awareness and self-control
  • Enhances self-confidence
  • Improves digestion, circulation, and elimination
  • Tones internal glands and organs
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Assists neuromuscular development
  • Aids in cognitive functions of sequence and memory
  • Teaches appropriate behavior
  • Encourages mindful living and present moment awareness
  • Physically exercises and stretches the body
  • Opens up communication skills
  • Invites activity, joy, and play
  • Encourages peace and stillness

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“I love Diane! Her children’s yoga training was awesome! She had great energy and was very kind and understanding. The book I got from the training is an amazing resource as well. I highly recommend Diane and this training.”
Ashley, Program Participant

“This training is brilliant-whether you are a teacher or not! Courtney teaches from her heart, combining her love of children and mindfulness. Thank you for teaching me another way to connect with children and their world.”
Priscilla, School Principal

“I love Diane! Her children’s yoga training was awesome! She had great energy and was very kind and understanding. The book I got from the training is an amazing resource as well. I highly recommend Diane and this training.”

Ashley

Program Participant

“This training is brilliant-whether you are a teacher or not! Courtney teaches from her heart, combining her love of children and mindfulness. Thank you for teaching me another way to connect with children and their world.”

Pricilla

School Principal

Ithaca, New York

Contact Diane Hamilton for activities in Ithaca NY. Reach Diane at [email protected] or visit our contact page.

Arcata, California

Contact Courtney Schroeder for activities in Arcata, CA. Reach Courtney at [email protected] or visit our contact page.